Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Brighten up Winter

Christmas might be over but there is still plenty to smile about thanks to Wylam Winter Tales. The week-long arts festival offers a range of events for all ages which aim to brighten up the darkest time of year. Events include music, art, film, craft, story-telling and local history, and are either free or reasonably priced. The festival was started by musician Gareth Davies-Jones and art therapist Simon Hackett, and last year 1,270 people came along to enjoy the fantastic variety of events on offer. Wylam Parish Council has generously donated £2500 to the festival, and the funding will go towards outreach work at local schools. The festival runs from Friday 26th January- Friday 2nd February- the list of events planned looks absolutely brilliant so I would encourage you to have a look and go along to brighten up your January!